I am new to CloneDVD and I am attempting to copy one version of a movie from my original DVD to a DVDR. The original DVD has the released version of the movie and an “uncut” version. The total size of the VOB file that has both versions inside is 5.57 gig. If I select just the movie I want to rip out of the VOB CloneDVD lists it as 96% on the quality meter. I don’t think it makes any adjustment for my removal of two alternate languages and two alternate subtitles in the next CloneDVD screen after clicking next. My CloneDVD output directory includes the proper video and audio/subtitles that I selected, but the size of the VOB files is 3.99 gig in the directory. Should I infer that everything was just ripped and nothing was downsampled? Or did CloneDVD downsample the video based on the original quality estimate of 96% before the above mentioned audio tracks were removed?
The reason I ask this question is that I seem to be able to duplicate the above mentioned process of ripping the one video track with the selected audio tracks by using DVD Decrypt in IFO mode. When I select the same video and audio/subtitle tracks I get VOB files that total in size of 4.19 gig in the output directory.
Is there anyway to operate CloneDVD as a ripper without it compressing any of the video? Even if this means the output would exceed the size of a DVDR? I really like its ability to keep the menus.